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Texas Tech lands nation’s top dual-threat quarterback


The buzz of National Signing Day may be a month in the rear-view mirror, but the recruiting trail moves ever forward. ESPN.com’s Max Olson is reporting that the Texas Tech Red Raiders just bagged one of the big elephants – quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

 

Stidham, who is rated as the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback, visited Texas Tech this past weekend, giving high praise to the staff and campus in Lubbock. He talked to Rivals.com about the weekend.

“The actual visit on Sunday was incredible, the whole experience was tremendous. It worked out great because I was the only player visiting and the coaches gave me the full tour,” he told Rivals.com. “I had visited Tech and Lubbock before, but this visit was different. I got to spend a lot of one on one time with the coaches, the entire staff was there and I mean everyone.”

The No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Texas, the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder passed for 2,687 yards and 30 touchdowns and also added 975 yards and 16 scores on the ground last season. [Source: Dallas Daily News]

This is a huge pickup for the Red Raiders, who just lost former starting quarterback Michael Brewer, who is transferring to Virginia Tech to finish his college career.

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